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SOCCER: Previo de Cuartos de Final de la Copa Mundial FIFA 2018: Uruguay vs Francia infographic
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Uruguay v France

07/02/2018
Graphic News

July 6, 2018 -- La Copa Mundial FIFA en Rusia entra en la etapa de cuartos de final, en que los equipos restantes compiten por ser coronados Campeones del Mundo. Uruguay, con su decidido espíritu de equipo y fuerza defensiva, se enfrenta a Francia, y a su generación de astros ofensivos y brillo individual, en el primer partido de cuartos de final en Nizhny Novgorod.

Uruguay eased through the group stage with victories over Egypt, Saudi Arabia and host nation Russia to top Group A without conceding a single goal. The two-time champions (1930, 1950) dispatched Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in the Last 16, with two goals from Edinson Cavani, who is an injury doubt for the clash with France.

In contrast France started slowly in the group stage with narrow victories over Australia and Peru before drawing with Denmark. The 1998 champions sparked into life against Lionel Messi’s Argentina, with one of the youngest players in the tournament, PSG’s €180m teenage sensation Kylian Mpabbe, scoring twice.

The teams have met eight times before, Uruguay securing three victories -- most recently in 2013 -- with France winning just once.


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